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Durhamville, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Durhamville.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Durhamville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Durhamville and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Durhamville and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Durhamville. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Durhamville.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Lauderdale County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Lauderdale County sighting report from eBird.

Since Durhamville is near Haywood County and also Tipton County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Haywood County

Sighting report for Tipton County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Durhamville.

How Far From Durhamville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Durhamville to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Durhamville and extending to:

  • Ripley [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Durhamville to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,280 miles [11,716 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,156 miles [8,297.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Durhamville ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Central   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North of Durhamville   [Map]

Cotton Lake   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Curve   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Edward Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Forked Deer   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gift   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hurricane Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lightfoot   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Nutbush   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Solo   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Durhamville. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Dee Clark     (Born as Delectus Clark)

Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at an age of 52. He was buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Blytheville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Durhamville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<7>

Walter O. Fuller

Musician. He was born in Dyersburg (Tennessee) on Tueday February 15, 1910 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday April 20, 2003 at an age of 93. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California) [Map].

Dyersburg [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Durhamville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter O. Fuller

Isaac Hayes     (Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.)

Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at an age of 66.

Covington [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Durhamville

Memphis [Map] is located 47 miles [75.6 km] to the southwest of Durhamville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes

Dr. Cary 'Doc' Middlecoff

Professional golf. He was born in Halls (Tennessee) on Thursday January 6, 1921 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday September 1, 1998 at an age of 77.

Halls [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Durhamville

Memphis [Map] is located 47 miles [75.6 km] to the southwest of Durhamville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Cary 'Doc' Middlecoff

Hammie Nixon     (Born as Hammie Nickerson)

Musician. He was born in Brownsville (Tennessee) on Tueday January 22, 1907 and died in Jackson (Tennessee) on Friday August 17, 1984 at an age of 77.

Brownsville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Durhamville

Jackson [Map] is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the east of Durhamville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hammie Nixon

James 'Yank' Rachell

Musician. He was born in Brownsville (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 16, 1910 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Wednesday April 9, 1997 at an age of 87. He was buried at New Crown Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Brownsville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Durhamville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Yank' Rachell

Frank 'Son' Seals

Musician. He was born in Osceola (Arkansas) on Friday August 14, 1942 and died in Richton Park (Illinois) on Monday December 20, 2004 at an age of 62. He was buried at Homewood Memorial Gardens (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Osceola [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Durhamville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank 'Son' Seals

Communities Also Named Durhamville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Durhamville.

While the name Durhamville is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Tennessee

New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Durhamville, Oneida County   [Map]

Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Durhamville, Aiken County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Aiken County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Tennessee

About Lauderdale County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Durhamville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Durhamville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Durhamville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6681, Longitude: -89.4931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Durhamville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Durhamville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.47 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.656 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.974 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Durhamville could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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